for the car if it ran on gasoline and get an equivalent number of gallons of fuel. Take the miles you get on that $ amount of electricity and wala, miles per gallon.
I don't know what the range of that $3 overnight charge is, but suppose it's 40 miles...a very optimistic range. Sooo, call gasoline $4/gal, therefore that $3 charge was the equivalent of .75 gallons. 40 miles/(3/4 gallon) =160/3 or approximately 53mpg to get the same range.
If gasoline is twice as expensive, you'd still go 40 miles on the $3 of electricity, but you'd have to get 106mpg.
If you double the range, $4/gal, 80mile range, you're at 100mpg+ right quick.
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- 100 MPG Hybrid in Palo Alto CA [image 1], Scott Paterson , Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:23:24
- MPG claims are irrelevant for Plug-in Hybrids....., MI-Roger , Thu, 31 Jul 2008 18:31:25
- Wadda'bout the batteries?...., Mike Lynch , Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:58:35
- but what is there electric bill at home?, Adam , Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:10:24
- Re: 100 MPG Hybrid in Palo Alto CA [image 2], Scott Paterson , Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:24:17
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